Tag: Health-related

Psychology Around the Net: December 7, 2019

Does Mental Illness Run in Families?: What should you do if you suspect your child is at risk of developing a mental disorder — especially when mental illness runs in your family? According to psychologist Scott Bea PsyD, an important first step is helping your child build resilience, a personality trait that helps children deal […]

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Body Positivity: The Lizzo Effect

Her album cover for her newest release called Cuz I Love You showcases her in all her glory, with a 42″ wig cascading down her back, to provide the illusion she is “wearing something.” It takes courage to fly in the face of convention, especially in show business which glorifies size 0 runway models.  The […]

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Try These 6 Vegetables for Ultimate Body & Mind Health

It’s thought that your body’s microbiome is largely established in the first thousand days of life. But because this system gets so much input every day from you—and because different bacteria thrive on different types of food—there’s a lot you can do to affect your gut health through what you put on your plate. Studies […]

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Podcast: Misinformation Crusader – Writing About Mental Illness

Join us as Gabe and Dr. Jessi talk about common sources of psychiatric misinformation, the perils of the supplement industry, how mental health and mental illness are often portrayed incorrectly in the popular media, and why she decided to pursue a very specific type of writing career. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW Guest information for ‘Dr. Jessi’ […]

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How Youth Sports Can Help Shield Every Kid—for Life

But today, the most pressing reason to encourage sports participation among our youth is their mental health. Our kids are struggling—and the data isn’t looking good. Suicide is now the second leading cause of death for America’s youth—spanning the precious ages of 10 to 24. The number of suicides for 10- to 14-year-olds has more […]

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Ways the Long-Lived Live Longer

Ways the long-lived live longest: Choose the right parents. Well, maybe it’s not a choice. But genetics have a lot to do with it. Simply put: If your parents and grandparents didn’t have diseases that have an inheritability and they lived past 90, chances are you will too. The big “if” is whether or not […]

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New Research on the Benefits of Informal Meditation Practice: Taking Meditation Off the Cushion and Into Our Lives

It struck me how rare it is to see someone pause in the midst of the busyness of their day and savor the moment in this way.  It also surprised me that in all of my times back and forth to the gym I had never once noticed this little patch of nature.   Consider these […]

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How My Weight Gain Contributed to My Son’s Disordered Eating

He begged me to lose weight. Of course, it was difficult to do so, instead of me dropping pounds, he began to limit his food intake until he had lost weight. He went from 115 to 107. This doesn’t sound like much but on his 5’2″ frame, it seemed like a huge amount. I could […]

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Feel Better in Just One Breath

I worked through therapy and medication to get my anxiety into a manageable place. Once there, I still needed something to help me manage the day-to-day stresses that would sometimes trigger mild panic or send me into a stormy tailspin. It should be noted that for severe or chronic forms of anxiety and depression, more […]

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Benefits of Therapy You Probably Didn’t Know About

In other words, therapy offers a broad array of benefits for all of us, whatever our circumstances, conditions, and concerns. Below, you’ll learn about four of these—often glossed over, forgotten about, not widely known—key benefits. Therapy can reduce physical symptoms and boost your physical health. According to Brooke Lewis, PsyD., RCC, a registered clinical counsellor […]

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12 Depression Busters for New Moms

1. Say it … “Yikes.” Take a moment to consider all that has changed in your life. Your social life is … poof … gone, not to mention your sex life and any romance that was left in your marriage. You don’t remember becoming a Navy Seal but, like them, you operate on about three […]

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